Chemical imbalance: Weak demand from photographic chemicals will impede industry revenue growth

Over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to fall slightly. Chemical manufacturers rely heavily on downstream demand from the manufacturing sector, especially from automotive and appliance industries. Manufacturing activity in several key end-markets is expected to slow over 2017, as it has over the past two years. Meanwhile, demand for photographic chemicals and materials, which are key industry products, has been waning for over a decade. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is expected to continue its decline, as increasing manufacturing levels ar emet with weakened demand from photographic chemicals and automotive markets...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declining demand for certain chemicals and lower production costs abroad even pushed some operations to consolidate
  • Changes in crude oil prices directly affect the cost of production
  • Demand for chemicals used in construction materials is anticipated to increase
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Chemical Product Manufacturing industry is characterized by a relatively large number of small facilities located throughout the country, reflecting the fragmented nature of the industry. Key states include Texas (home to 10.4% of all industry establishments) and California (home to 10.8% of all industry establishments) and Ohio (6.3%). Many of the industry's downstream consumers and raw material suppliers have facilities in these regions. For example, the Plastic and Resin Manufacturing industry (IBISWorld report 32521) has the highest concentrations of its plants in these states, with Texas, California and Ohio housing having the highest number of plastic and resin manufacturers.The Southeast and Great Lakes regions have the most industry establishments, with 21.7% and 20.8%, ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Concentration on core business
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of crude oil and Industrial production index in the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture a diverse range of chemical products. Key activities include custom-compounding of plastic resins and manufacturing toners, toner cartridges, photographic chemicals and sensitized photographic film, paper and plates. Custom-compounding of plastic resins includes custom mixing and blending of purchased plastic resins and reformulating plastic resins from recycled plastic products.

    Industry Products
  • Custom-compounding of resins
  • Photographic films, papers and plates
  • Evaporated salt
  • Gelatin
  • Water-treating compounds
  • Automotive chemicals
  • Industry Activities
  • Custom-compounding resins
  • Reformulating plastic resins from recycled plastics products
  • Manufacturing sensitized film, paper, cloth and sensitized plates
  • Manufacturing toners and toner cartridges
  • Manufacturing photographic chemicals
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of crude oil
  • Industrial production index
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Uneven demand
  • Declining demand for photographic chemicals and materials
  • Profit and consolidation
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Tempered growth among industry segments
  • Squeezed profit
  • Rising exports and imports
  • Table: Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Office Stationery Wholesaling
  • Camera Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Paper Mills
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Wood Pulp Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Custom-compounding of resins
  • Photographic films, papers and plates
  • Water-treating compounds
  • Automotive chemicals
  • Evaporated salt
  • Gelatin
  • Chart: Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Automobile industry
  • Households
  • Exports
  • Construction sector
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Chemical Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Chemical Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World Price of Crude Oil (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • A raw material supplied to a machine or processing plant that is used for manufacturing.
  • Polymer
  • A chemical compound that has repeating structural units; the term is often used as a synonym for plastic.
  • Sensitized Material
  • A material made sensitive to light by coating it with a photographic emulsion.
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